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#1000 Black Girl Books

This collection of books has been curated by Marley Dias through the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, featuring books with black girls as the main characters. 



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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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favorite 50
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"A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"--
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Schaefer, Valorie Lee; Bendell, Norm, ill
texts
eye 3,090
favorite 22
comment 1
"American girl library."
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Girls, Grooming for girls, Girls, Grooming
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by Russell, Rachel Renée
texts
eye 2,539
favorite 9
comment 0
Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group
Topics: Popularity, Friendship, Artists, Schools, Diaries, Jugendbuch, Tagebuchroman, Freundschaft,...
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by Angelou, Maya
texts
eye 1,620
favorite 26
comment 0
Autobiography
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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favorite 9
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Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves...
Topics: Mothers and daughters, Teenage girls, Coming of age
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977- author
texts
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favorite 41
comment 0
"An Anchor Books original"--Title page verso
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
American Libraries
by Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897
texts
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favorite 2
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Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897, Slaves, Women slaves
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=VNK0QUMnoCkC&oe=UTF-8
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by Christopher Paul Curtis
texts
eye 912
favorite 7
comment 0
Topics: Juvenile Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction, Children: Grades...
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by Morrison, Toni
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favorite 15
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After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful,...
Topics: African American women, Women slaves, Infanticide
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by Karen Hesse
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favorite 2
comment 0
Topics: Prejudices -- Fiction., Ku Klux Klan -- Fiction., Vermont -- Fiction.
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by Marlon James
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favorite 8
comment 0
Topics: Slaves -- Fiction, Jamaica -- Fiction
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by Heidi W. Durrow
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favorite 12
comment 0
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by Taylor, Mildred D
texts
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favorite 0
comment 0
Sequel: Let the circle be unbroken
Topics: African Americans, Logan family (Fictitious characters : Taylor), African Americans, Prejudices,...
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by Coles, Robert; Ford, George, 1936- ill
texts
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favorite 7
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For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960
Topics: Bridges, Ruby, Bridges, Ruby, School integration, African Americans, School integration, African...
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by Walker, Alice, 1944-
texts
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favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: African American college students, African American women, Voter registration
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by Williams-Garcia, Rita
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favorite 4
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In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp
Topics: Black Panther Party, Sisters, Mothers, Poets, African Americans, Civil rights movements
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texts
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favorite 12
comment 0
Topic: African American women
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by Jesmyn Ward
texts
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favorite 11
comment 0
Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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texts
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favorite 17
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Rainey, Ma, 1886-1939, Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937, Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959, Rainey, Gertrude...
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by Curtis, Christopher Paul, author
texts
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favorite 9
comment 0
307 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Families -- Juvenile fiction, Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction, Poverty -- Juvenile fiction,...
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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favorite 9
comment 0
Topics: Kincaid, Jamaica, Novelists, Antiguan and Barbudan
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by Hopkinson, Nalo
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favorite 12
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A fantasy novel of urban decay whose heroine turns to Afro-Caribbean magic to help a boyfriend escape gangs. The gangs are enforcing a contract to produce a human heart for transplant, even if the boyfriend has to kill for it. The setting is a futuristic Toronto
Topics: Inner cities, Obeah (Cult), Future in popular culture
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by Pierce, Tamora; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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favorite 11
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Sequel to: Tris's book
Topics: Kisubo, Daja (Fictitious character), Tris (Fictitious character : Pierce), Sandry (Fictitious...
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by Williams, Vera B
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favorite 8
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A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire
Topics: Family life, Saving and investment, Chairs, Family, Saving and investment, Chairs
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by Souljah, Sister
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favorite 2
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Winter Santiaga, the daughter of one of Brooklyn's most powerful drug czars, uses her own weapons--including sex and an aggressive attitude--to stay on top, after her father's empire is threatened by a drug war
Topics: General, Fiction, Fiction - General, Fiction / General, Action & Adventure, African American...
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by Hesse, Karen; Muth, Jon J., ill
texts
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favorite 6
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A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat
Topics: Rain and rainfall, Summer, Mothers and daughters, African Americans
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by Katz, Karen
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favorite 6
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Cover title
Topics: Racially mixed people, Color, Picture books
Topics: Beals, Melba, Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.), School integration, Afro-American students
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by Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966-
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favorite 7
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-49)
Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Adult
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by Souljah Sister
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favorite 4
comment 0
Topics: Souljah, -- Sister, African American girls -- Life skills guides
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by Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
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favorite 1
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Taylor, Mildred D
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favorite 4
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Sequel to: Roll of thunder, hear my cry
Topics: African Americans, African Americans
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by Toni Morrison
texts
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favorite 2
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Topics: African American women -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction,...
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by Naylor, Gloria
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favorite 3
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Topic: African American women
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by Ann Rinaldi
texts
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favorite 4
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Topics: Slaves -- United States -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Fiction, United States -- History -- Civil...
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by Moody, Anne, 1940-
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favorite 3
comment 0
Autobiographical
Topics: Moody, Anne, 1940-, African American girls, African Americans, African American girls, African...
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by Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
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favorite 10
comment 0
Coretta Scott King Award, 2007
Topics: Slavery, Indentured servants, African Americans, Slavery, Indentured servants, African Americans,...
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by Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-; Rosales, Melodye, ill
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favorite 8
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"Ages 7 and up"--Cover p. [4]
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Slavery, Underground Railroad
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by Browne, Eileen
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favorite 4
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Handa journeys to another village to surprise her friend with a basket of fruit but the surprise turns out to be on Handa
Topics: Fruit, Fruit, Animals, Friendship
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by Sharon Flake
texts
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favorite 5
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Topics: Short Stories, Social Situations - General, Love & Romance, Short Story Collections (Young...
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by Pierce, Tamora
texts
eye 442
favorite 5
comment 0
"Point."
Topics: Magic, Fantasy
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by Connie Rose Porter
texts
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favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Slavery -- Fiction,...
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by Eve Bunting
texts
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favorite 3
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Topics: Gardening -- Juvenile fiction, Parent and child -- Juvenile fiction, Birthdays -- Juvenile fiction,...
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by Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-; Rosales, Melodye, ill
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favorite 6
comment 0
"Ages 7 and up"--Cover p. [4]
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Christmas, Mothers and daughters
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by Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-; Brown, Bradford, ill; Graef, Renée, ill; Bourget, Geri Strigenz, ill
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favorite 6
comment 0
"Book 4."
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Prejudices, Friendship, Birthdays, Slavery
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by McDonough, Yona Zeldis; Harrison, Nancy, 1963- ill
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favorite 15
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Who was Harriet Tubman? -- Life in Maryland -- Looking for the North Star -- Free man's wife --- Free at last -- Conductor -- Country at war -- Moses of her people
Topics: Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913, Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913, Slaves, African American women,...
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by Tyree, Omar
texts
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favorite 3
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: African American girls
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by bell hooks
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favorite 16
comment 0
Topics: Hooks, Bell -- Childhood and youth, African Americans -- Biography, African American women --...
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by Bridges, Ruby; Lundell, Margo
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favorite 6
comment 1
"This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--P. [4] of cover
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Bridges, Ruby, Bridges, Ruby, African American children, African Americans, School integration,...
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favorite 3
comment 0
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by Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-; Brown, Bradford, ill
texts
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favorite 6
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Addy and Harriet feud over everything, including fund-raising plans to help the families of freed slaves, but tragedy finally forces them to stop fighting and work together
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Conduct of life, Friendship
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by Sharon M. Draper
texts
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favorite 3
comment 0
Topics: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Race relations -- Juvenile fiction, Family -- Arkansas --...
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by Connie Porter
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favorite 8
comment 0
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by Lombard, Jenny
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favorite 7
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When ten-year-old Drita and her family, refugees from Kosovo, move to New York, Drita is teased about not speaking English well, but after a popular student named Maxine is forced to learn about Kosovo as a punishment for teasing Drita, the two girls soon bond
Topics: Refugees, Emigration and immigration, Albanian Americans, Family life, Friendship, Schools,...
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by Morrison, Toni
texts
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favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Atinuke; Tobia, Lauren
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favorite 11
comment 0
First published: London : Walker Books, 2007
Topics: Hibiscus, Anna (Fictitious character), Families, City and town life
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texts
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favorite 2
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Topics: Angelou, Maya, Authors, American, Entertainers
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by Naidoo, Beverley; Velasquez, Eric, illustrator
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Separated from their mother by the harsh social and economic conditions prevalent among blacks in South Africa, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother make a journey of over 300 kilometers to find her in Johannesburg
Topics: People & Places - Africa, South Africa, Fiction, Children: Grades 4-6, Juvenile Fiction,...
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by Lorde, Audre
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favorite 6
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"This edition was created ... by arrangement with The Crossing Press and W.W. Norton & Company, Inc."--T.p. verso
Topics: Poetry, Feminism, Lesbianism, African American women
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by John Steptoe
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favorite 9
comment 0
Topics: Fairy tales, Africa -- Fiction
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by Hirsi Ali, Ayaan, 1969-
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favorite 0
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"Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali's story tells how a bright little girl evolved out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no story could be timelier or more significant.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress
Topics: Hirsi Ali, Ayaan, 1969-, Hirsi Ali, Ayaan, Politicians, Muslims, Refugees, Islam
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by Johnson, Keith Lee
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favorite 3
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Set in 1950s New Orleans, Little Black Girl Lost is a powerful tale filled with sex, greed, and the explosive political and social climates of an America long gone. Fifteen-year-old beauty Johnnie Wise lives her life devoted to God. But her innocence is shattered when her mother, who has been a prostitute for years, sells Johnnie's body to lecherous insurance man Earl Shamus
Topics: Modern fiction, Literary, Fiction, Fiction - General, Fiction / General, General, Urban Life,...
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by Branley, Franklyn Mansfield, 1915-2002; Emberley, Barbara, ill; Emberley, Ed, ill
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eye 275
favorite 16
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Explains the phases of the moon--the changes that seem to happen to it as it goes around Earth
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by Kimberla Lawson Roby
texts
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favorite 1
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Topics: Married women -- Fiction, Spouses of clergy -- Fiction, African American women -- Fiction, African...
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texts
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favorite 2
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With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother
Topics: Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913, Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913, Underground Railroad, Underground...
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by Uwem Akpan
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eye 257
favorite 3
comment 0
Topics: Short Stories (single author), Fiction / Short Stories (single author), Fiction, Fiction - General
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by Grimes, Nikki; Christie, R. Gregory, 1971-
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eye 256
favorite 3
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Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home
Topics: Moving, Household, Elementary schools, African Americans, Friendship, African Americans, Elementary...
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by Walker, Alice, 1944-
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favorite 1
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Roselily -- "Really, doesn't crime pay?" -- Her sweet Jerome -- The child who favored daughter -- Everyday use -- The revenge of Hannah Kemhuff -- The welcome table -- Strong horse tea -- Entertaining God -- The diary of an African nun -- The flowers -- We drink the wine in France -- To hell with dying
Topic: African American women
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by Tarpley, Natasha; Lewis, Earl B., ill
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favorite 7
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A young African American girl describes the different, wonderful ways she can wear her hair
Topics: Hair, African Americans, Hair, Afro-Americans
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by Hopkinson, Deborah
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favorite 1
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A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North
Topics: Slavery, Quilts, Slavery, Quilts, Underground railroad, Esclaves
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by Mitchell, Margaree King; Ransome, James, ill
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Despite serious obstacles and setbacks Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county, pursues his dream of saving enough money to open his own barbershop
Topics: Uncles, Barbers, African Americans
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by Connie Rose Porter
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favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Fugitive slaves -- Fiction,...
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by Marshall, Paule, 1929-
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favorite 2
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Topics: West Indian Americans, Young women
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by Esmé Raji Codell
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eye 217
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: Self-esteem -- Fiction., Authorship -- Fiction., Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction., Schools...
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by Hurston, Zora Neale
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favorite 1
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Originally published: J.B. Lippincott, c1935
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Tales, Tales, Voodooism, African Americans, African...